The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced a competition to create an Advanced Materials Center
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Md., announced a competition to create an Advanced Materials Center of Excellence to foster interdisciplinary collaborations between NIST researchers and scientists and engineers from academia and industry. The center will focus on accelerating the discovery and development of advanced materials through innovations in measurement science and in new modeling, simulation, data, and informatics tools.
NIST anticipates funding the new center at approximately $5 million per year for five years, with the possibility of renewing the award for an additional five years. Funding is subject to the availability of funds through NIST’s appropriations. The competition is open to accredited institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations located in the U.S. and its territories. The proposing institution may work as part of a consortium that could include other academic institutions; nonprofit organizations; companies; or state, tribal or local governments.